Impulse Gear’s multiplayer hero-shooter Larcenauts landed with a bump last month, with last-minute issues causing SteamVR headsets to lack support – that’s now been fixed – and gameplay elements like auto-reloading not going down well with players. Today, the studio is rolling out the Larcenauts: Immersion Overload update to rectify problems and provide a much more engaging experience.
The main update feature focuses on reloading. A lot of virtual reality (VR) shooters ground you in the gameplay by letting you manually reload and cock weapons. That’s now available in Larcenauts, with each gun having its own particular reload mechanic. Both the Style and Auto reload options will still be available for those that prefer them.
Adding to the immersive features, Larcenauts will also get two-handed pivot aiming, a mode that uses the position of both hands to aim weapons. Then there’s Immersive Sprint where you can simply aim your weapon downward to start sprinting.
Larcenauts: Immersion Overload also includes native support for bHaptics TactSuit vests for that added sense of realism when you get shot, spatialized VOIP in the lobby; localized text in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean, and a brand-new cosmetic skin for Calima, the Infiltrator. Simply log in before the end of July 2021 to get the free skin.
If you’ve not played Larcenauts yet it’s a team-based, 6v6 multiplayer where pick from a crew of 8 unique Specialists like Vod, the mushroomy monster; Evander the Hunter or Thal, a robot who specializes in defence and suppression. Fully cross-play compatible between all supported headsets, Specialists feature fully customizable weapon loadouts and progression systems to grow their skills and cosmetic upgrades to customise their look.
Matches take place across three game modes Refuel, Uplink and team Deathmatch across four maps Relay, Excavation, Blight and Hazard Pay. As Impulse Gear continues to expand Larcenauts, VRFocus will keep you updated.